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TFS Install with SQL Server 2016 AlwaysOn


If you’re curious about the steps to install TFS with SQL Server AlwaysOn I will be going through them and it’s really very easy.  This blog post assumes the availability group and listener is already up and running. Windows Server 2016 One new features I loved was I could now use a Cloud Witness as […]

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Hosting the VS 2013 ALM VM in a Windows Azure Virtual Machine


I am recommending the use of a Windows Azure Virtual Network for this exercise so the virtual machine does not have any ports open to the internet (public facing).  If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding the steps in the article feel free to leave a comment. Steps we’ll be performing in this […]

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Using friendly DNS Names in your TFS environment with Kerberos Authentication Part 1


UPDATED: June 11th, 2012 Added reference to MSA (Managed Service Accounts) UPDATED: January 14th, 2014 Added link to hotfix for Windows Server 2008 R2 to use MSAs You’re probably here because you’ve read this excellent post by Ed Blankenship.  If you also want to enable Kerberos Authentication support to this configuration there are a few […]

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Windows Server 2012 Beta “Core” and SQL Server 2012


The quickest way to a failed installation of SQL Server 2012 is not to add the .NET 3.5 Framework feature and make sure you have your media or internet access for the server.  In the example below I have the ISO mounted in “D:” dism.exe /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFX3 /All /Source:d:\sources\sxs /LimitAccess or using PowerShell Add-WindowsFeature […]

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Update for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7


  This tool is being offered because an inconsistency was found in the Windows servicing store which may prevent the successful installation of future updates, service packs, and software. Update for Windows 7 (KB947821) Update for Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 Edition (KB947821) Update for Windows 7 x64 (KB947821)   Technorati Tags: Windows 7,Windows Server […]

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Configuring IIS 7.0 in a Windows Server 2008 Failover Cluster


To configure IIS 7.0 in a clustered environment using Windows Server failover clustering, you have to use custom code (.vbs script) to enable such a high availability scenario. If this is something you are considering then this KB Article is a must read.  Microsoft still recommends Network Load Balancing (NLB) be used as the primary […]

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Windows Storage Server 2008 (WSS 2008) with the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.2 is now available to all MSDN and TechNet Plus subscribers


  This Microsoft product is offered typically via OEM partners, but a version for evaluation (TechNet Plus or MSDN), demonstration (MSDN), development (MSDN) or test (MSDN) is now being provided to MSDN and TechNet Plus subscribers for the first time. This opens the door for a number of interesting scenarios, especially when related to Windows […]

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Zune doesn’t support your current operating system (Windows Server 2008)


The new HDX laptop comes with Windows Vista x64, but of course if you’re a Hyper-V addict like me you will end up paving it and installing Windows Server 2008 x64 and adding the Hyper-V Role. While you stare at the dialog in disbelief, relax and open an explorer window to the temp folder the […]

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Windows Home Server and Bell Sympatico High Speed


  If you purchased a Windows Home Server and you’re connected to Bell Sympatico HighSpeed (DSL), you might find that your Bell router doesn’t support UPnP and WHS won’t be able to open the appropriate ports for your router. All you need to do is login to the router and enable “Application Support”, the following […]

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Windows Azure


The Azure Services Platform is designed to help developers quickly and easily create, deploy, manage, and distribute web services and applications on the Internet. Windows Azure is an operating system for the cloud that serves as the development, run-time, and control environment for the Azure Services Platform. Windows Azure provides developers on-demand compute & storage […]

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